ERIC Number: ED052221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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A Role of Evaluation in Planning Educational Programs.
Grotelueschen, Arden D.; Gooler, Dennis D.
This paper suggests that while evaluation means different things to different people, the focus is characteristically on what has been, or is being done. It is proposed that evaluation also be applied to things not yet done; that evaluation has a significant and continuous role in planning any educational program. Evaluation is seen as facilitating the fulfillment of the four basic functions of planning by (1) identifying program goals, (2) defining alternative means of attaining these goals, (3) indicating the possible consequences of selecting each alternative, and (4) providing data for the allocation of resources. Methods of operationalizing the preceding concepts, and procedures for determining priorities among goals and means are considered. The inclusion of this data into educational planning is discussed. (PR)
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Note: Paper presented as part of a symposium, "Evaluation and the Planning of Educational Programs," at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971